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Check-in with Charlie Oppenheim October 2021

AILA‘s Department of State (DOS) Liaison Committee checks in each month with Charlie Oppenheim, the Chief of the Visa Control and Reporting Division at DOS for updates about Visa Bulletin progress. Oppenheim also provides an analysis of current… Read More
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October 2021 Visa Bulletin Update

October Visa Bulletin Available U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently released the October 2021 Visa Bulletin. Understanding the Visa Backlogs There are a limited number of employment-based immigrant visas (“green cards”) ava… Read More
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USCIS Extends Evidence of Status for Conditional Permanent Residents with Pending Cases

Effective as of September 4, 2021, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) extended the time period from 18 month to 24 months for petitioners filing the Form I-752 and I-829 to use receipt notices as evidence of status. This exten… Read More
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September 2021 Visa Bulletin Updates

September Visa Bulletin Available U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently released the upcoming September 2021 Visa Bulletin. Understanding the Visa Backlogs There are a limited number of employment-based immigrant visas (“green… Read More
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USCIS Temporarily Extends Validity Period for I-693 Form

Beginning August 12, 2021, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is temporarily extending the validity period for the Medical Examination and Vaccination Record forms, known as the I-693 Form. Previously, this form was valid for only two… Read More
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USCIS Notifications via Texts, Emails, and Phone Calls

On August 6, 2021 USCIS informed American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) that it is sending notifications regarding Request for Evidence (RFE) to adjustment applicants and/or their representatives. These RFEs are typically notifying clients t… Read More
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When to file AOS applications August 2021

How to Adjust Your Status If you want to adjust your status to become a U.S. permanent resident under a family-sponsored or employment-based visa, you must first have a relative or employer file an immigrant visa petition on your behalf. Then, USCIS… Read More
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August 2021 Visa Bulletin

August Visa Bulletin Available U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently released the August 2021 Visa Bulletin. Understanding the Visa Backlogs There are a limited number of employment-based immigrant visas (“green cards”) avail… Read More
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May 2021 Visa Bulletin

May 2021 Visa Bulletin

May Visa Bulletin Available U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently released the May 2021 Visa Bulletin. Understanding the Visa Backlogs There are a limited number of employment-based immigrant visas (“green cards”) available e… Read More
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Public Charge Final Rule…

Public Charge Final Rule Vacated

On March 9, 2021, the Department of Justice successfully moved courts to dismiss all pending appeals that defended the August 2019 Public Charge Final Rule. This was consistent with Executive Order 14012, which directed review of the rule. As a resul… Read More
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About Attorney Sivaraman

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Sivaraman Immigration Law’s founder, Heather Sivaraman, brings an exceptional level of initiative, creativity and dedication to the practice of Immigration Law. A 2008 graduate of the University of North Carolina School of Law, she is an active… Read More
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Jing Huang, Associate Attorney, holds a Master’s degree in Law from University of Alabama-Tuscaloosa and a Bachelor’s degree in Law from China Women’s University. Prior to joining Sivaraman Immigration Law, Jing worked as an attorney in China s… Read More

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